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April 27, 2018
- Village Voice
Team and Residents Cheer the Long Awaited News When Coleman Care Centre first became part of the Schlegel Villages family eight years ago, the vision was always for the original 112-bed long-term care home to be redeveloped to encompass the full continuum of care that defines the village concept... Read more
April 26, 2018
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As Schlegel Villages Chief Operating Officer Paul Brown welcomes the largest contingent of leaders ever assembled from within the organization to the annual leadership retreat on April 25, he shares a story from this past winter. Tanveer Naseer launched nearly 300 people from across Schlegel... Read more
April 20, 2018
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Countless volunteers offer their time and talents to the residents and team members of Schlegel Villages, and without them the neighbourhoods would be sorely lacking in spirit. In Canada, April 15-21 marks National Volunteer Week as an occasion to make special note of just how invaluable the... Read more
April 17, 2018
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Marianne Gaettens recalls an Open House at her home in The Village of Arbour Trails encouraging residents to get a feeling for what life is like in each of the neighbourhoods throughout the continuum of care. Marianne is among those who live independently with very little need of support, but the... Read more
April 12, 2018
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We are all Humboldt. Across Canada and beyond the physical borders of a nation in mourning, people of all walks of life have felt connected to that phrase in recent days. They’ve come together through small gestures of solidarity to offer a warm embrace to the people of a small prairie town they... Read more
April 10, 2018
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Libby Ryan really only picked up quilting as a hobby when she retired from her career as an occupational therapist, though that means she has more than 30 years of practice in the art. Libby Ryan and the dignity quilt she made for Tansley Woods. It’s a passion, she says. Wall hangings or baby’s... Read more
April 9, 2018
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Wilfred Schlegel was a farmer, a businessman and a pastor, all wrapped up in one “very interesting package,” as his grandson Jamie says. The sense of compassion and generosity Emma and Wilfred Schlegel instilled in their family and community continues to inspire people today. “Throughout his life,... Read more
April 5, 2018
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In early April, Jack York, the president and co-founder of It’s Never 2 Late (IN2L), and regional sales manger Debbie Ciesielczyk visited Schlegel Villages to learn a little more about the company’s “preeminent Canadian Customer.” They toured the Research Institute for Aging and the Villages of... Read more
March 29, 2018
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In early March, nearly 400 people from across Canada, the United States and as far away as Japan converged on the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre in Niagara Falls for Walk With Me: Changing the Culture of Aging in Canada , hosted by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) and... Read more
March 27, 2018
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Leroy Johnson has written books in the past, but they never tapped into the creative portion of his personality. They were textbooks, written in structured format as teaching tools computer programming language. There is pride in accomplishment, and Ayman (right) was proud to help Leroy in the... Read more

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